The Bustard Inn Restaurant in Lincolnshire – Restaurants in South Rauceby, Sleaford


The Bustard Inn

Bar & Restaurant

"Wonderful food, great friendly staff, beautiful British pub"

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Rebecca (Tripadvisor), June 2024

Birthday Treat Absolutely fabulous – me and my sister loved every dish we had. Service always the best and dessert was to die for. Thanks for making my birthday lunch special Sarah & the team… Read more “Rebecca (Tripadvisor), June 2024”

Jayne, June 2024

Highly recommend The Bustard Inn. Lovely pretty venue. Superb food – the best of local produce and an inventive menu. Very well looked after by the team, particularly in relation to food allergies. Thank… Read more “Jayne, June 2024”

Chris, June 2024

Excellent meal – could not be faulted. Particularly liked the prawn cocktail. Very reasonably priced and exceptional quality of food. Excellent service. Very very good indeed! Well… Read more “Chris, June 2024”

Sean (Tripadvisor), May 2024

A Hidden Gem Love this place, it never disappoints. Fantastic, friendly staff, and magnificent food. The best restaurant for miles and I must go more often! Love… Read more “Sean (Tripadvisor), May 2024”

Susan, May 2024

Wonderful food, service and venue. We had a group lunch for 22 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their… Read more “Susan, May 2024”

Paul, May 2024

Communications with The Bustard when booking for a large group was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. Lovely food, including a great GF selection, and friendly… Read more “Paul, May 2024”

A Welham (Tripadvisor), April 2024

Great find We were looking for a new restaurant to try out with some friends and guided by the Great Food Club Guide, we settled on the Bustard Inn. However, as we had a young child with us, we wanted somewhere friendly and convivial to cater for all of us and this restaurant certainly offered… Read more “A Welham (Tripadvisor), April 2024”

Sebastian Stromberg, April 2024

We had a great time at the quiz and the food was delicious too. We’ve rebooked for next month. You should try it. Highly… Read more “Sebastian Stromberg, April 2024”

Peter, April 2024

Stunning service, food and atmosphere. Always feel like we’re visiting friends when we come here. Always feel like we’re important to them and they take the time to chat and remember details from previous visits. Wonderful place to… Read more “Peter, April 2024”

Kathy B (Tripadvisor), March 2024

Birthday celebrations at the Bustard! A wonderful family friendly restaurant where nothing is too much trouble and all the staff made us feel welcome and tended to our needs before and during the visit. I booked the gorgeous Tower area for 13 people across 4 generations of family to celebrate a big birthday. Lesley, Charlotte… Read more “Kathy B (Tripadvisor), March 2024”

Michael, March 2024

A lovely pub, the bar has an open fire which adds to the atmosphere. We have been to a couple of the pie nights as well as visiting the restaurant for special occasions and nights out, the food never disappoints and the portion sizes are just right to leave you feeling truly satisfied without feeling… Read more “Michael, March 2024”

Debbie, March 2024

The most beautiful 3 course Sunday lunch you could wish for. Perfectly prepared and cooked delicious food with excellent service and attention to detail (as always from The Bustard team). A bottle of Tindall is highly recommended (thanks… Read more “Debbie, March 2024”

Nigel P (Tripadvisor), February 2024

Our perfect valentines! Every course out of this world. Steaks cooked exactly how we like it and other courses surpassed everything we’ve ever had locally. The service was its usual high standard and the entertainment provided by CH Hatt was exceptional and gave everyone the perfect atmosphere for Valentine’s… Read more “Nigel P (Tripadvisor), February 2024”

Izzie Farr, February 2024

Charming country pub – reasonably priced for the high standard of food you are getting. Excellent Sunday roast, great ale. Beautiful beer garden at the front. Staff are the highlight – so warm &… Read more “Izzie Farr, February 2024”

Caroline, February 2024

Great menu with unusual dishes. A lovely venue and wish we lived closer as we would definitely eat here regularly. Our waitress was extremely helpful… Read more “Caroline, February 2024”

Laura F (Tripadvisor), January 2024

Sunday lunch We first visited in September 2023 and had a great meal, staff are attentive, friendly, professionally and welcoming. The food is incredibly good, and when speaking to Lesley about coming back for Sunday lunch, which we finally managed to get around to this afternoon I had high expectations and it certainly didn’t disappoint.… Read more “Laura F (Tripadvisor), January 2024”

Jan Tomlin, January 2024

We always enjoy our visit to The Bustard, the staff are friendly & helpful and the food is delicious, especially the sorbet. It will always be a special place to visit as it was the venue for our wedding… Read more “Jan Tomlin, January 2024”

Michelle, January 2024

Wonderful meal for our anniversary. Food was delicious and piping hot. Great menu with something for most tastes. All the dishes we had were presented beautifully and the toast on my potted prawns was to die for, who knew bread could taste so amazing. New favourite dish. Staff were very helpful. Beautiful building so full… Read more “Michelle, January 2024”

Vernon G (Tripadvisor), December 2023

A lovely way to enjoy a Festive lunch 2023 Four of us came for the Festive menu and were treated to excellent food and service. The restaurant is beautifully designed and the chefs determined to provide the very best in food and wine. We thoroughly enjoyed the Xmas lunch and can recommend it to anyone… Read more “Vernon G (Tripadvisor), December 2023”

Joe, December 2023

A warm welcome leads you through to the tastefully converted dining area and it just gets better from there on in. All three courses served with helpful and friendly staff, the food seasoned to perfection, ideal temperature and well sized but not overfacing. A very nice meal served at the right speed between… Read more “Joe, December 2023”

James, December 2023

Absolutely Superb !!! We went to the Christmas quiz which didn’t disappoint. You can enjoy get there early and enjoy a gorgeous curry where you really can soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful place. The quiz was brilliant, the ambience was amazing. I highly recommend EVERYONE to get down there and experience how amazing… Read more “James, December 2023”

Paul H (Tripadvisor), November 2023

Fabulous food, fabulous service! Had a wonderful Sunday lunch today! The food was utterly delicious, and this was accompanied by great service too! Thank you to you… Read more “Paul H (Tripadvisor), November 2023”

Hayley Parker, November 2023

We had an amazing time. I booked as a special treat for my 50th birthday and wasn’t disappointed. The food, atmosphere and staff were amazing. Huge compliments to the chef. So delicious! We can’t wait to return soon. Thank you so very much for a perfect evening… Read more “Hayley Parker, November 2023”

Meriel Scott, November 2023

This is our third visit to the Bustard Inn over the last year and it was as exceptional as ever. The atmosphere created by all at the Inn is so welcoming and creates such a relaxed environment in which to enjoy the fantastic food. Generous portions await but we still managed the three course Sunday… Read more “Meriel Scott, November 2023”

Vernon G (Tripadvisor), October 2023

The beginning of a beautiful friendship…. From walking in to reception we were greeted with warm smiles and greetings. This continued from the energetic and friendly staff. The restaurant is a first class design. Everything is impeccable, comfortable, spacious. As regards the food we had a Sunday lunch cooked to perfection and served beautifully. We… Read more “Vernon G (Tripadvisor), October 2023”

Carol Goddard, October 2023

I rarely use the word ‘perfect’. However our time spent at The Bustard was so good that it’s the only word that covers it. I’ve said the same on TripAdvisor. You will see us again. Soon I… Read more “Carol Goddard, October 2023”

Ian, October 2023

The Bustard is a pleasure to visit. High quality food, a customer service environment that is just excellent and set in a venue that just ideal. The Bustard provides a tremendous ‘value for money’ dining… Read more “Ian, October 2023”

Samuel F (Tripadvisor), September 2023

Amazing Absolutely beautiful pub/restaurant, delicious food & wonderful friendly staff. Thank you very much. We will be visiting much more… Read more “Samuel F (Tripadvisor), September 2023”

Roy, September 2023

Tables well spaced in the restaurant, so your conversions not overheard. Background music level was just right so we were able to chat rather than be overtaken by the music. it was very relaxing meal (our 49th wedding anniversary). lots of happy memories to relive. Staff very patient and helpful, my wife always takes a… Read more “Roy, September 2023”

Kevin Trott, September 2023

5 stars no surprises – they have upped their game and must be the best in an area of very good restaurants, well… Read more “Kevin Trott, September 2023”

Sarah W (Tripadvisor), August 2023

Fabulous food and excellent service. The food here is divine and well worth its status, but more than that, the staff here are so professional and welcoming. From the barman, hostess and waitress we were impressed with their level of service and friendliness. Well done all!. We will definately make the effort to return when… Read more “Sarah W (Tripadvisor), August 2023”

Keith, August 2023

This is our favourite place to go for a Sunday lunch. It never disappoints and we always look forward to… Read more “Keith, August 2023”

Alan Bray, August 2023

Outstanding venue with amazing staff. Food was top quality and would thoroughly recommend anyone to enjoy the fabulous hospitality and ambience of the Inn. You would struggle to find a better meal anywhere in the… Read more “Alan Bray, August 2023”

Kaye B (Tripadvisor), July 2023

Fantastic food and staff My friend and I came here for lunch a couple of weeks ago. We were greeted by friendly staff who were brilliant in helping with my allergy. The meal was fantastic especially the lemon sorbet, would highly recommend! The building is surround by a beautiful garden and had it not been… Read more “Kaye B (Tripadvisor), July 2023”

Kim, July 2023

Can’t fault any aspect of our visit. Staff friendly and efficient, food excellent, lovely… Read more “Kim, July 2023”

Rosemarie Salmon, July 2023

Having used Tripadvisor to find a suitable place for a meal I was certainly blown away by The Bustard Inn. The restaurant is airy and the tables are well spaced apart. The food was absolutely delicious, we only managed a main course but the dessert menu was very tempting. I would certainly recommend the Bustard… Read more “Rosemarie Salmon, July 2023”

Anthony D (Tripadvisor), June 2023

Excellent lunch. Worth a visit. What a fantastic menu. Simple, small but very impressive. The food ordered was stunning. Fish and chips and a burger. All clearly home made, fresh prepared and presentation excellent. Worth every penny and will be back. Hosts were professional, talkative and excellent landlady and staff. Would recommend this place any… Read more “Anthony D (Tripadvisor), June 2023”

Suzy Brandwood, June 2023

We had a fabulous Sunday lunch, beautifully cooked, gorgeous quality of food and lots of it! Will be returning shortly to enjoy a fantastic pub hosted and served by lovely… Read more “Suzy Brandwood, June 2023”

Dave Blastland, June 2023

Superb find, couldn’t recommend this beautiful bar and restaurant any higher. Will definitely be… Read more “Dave Blastland, June 2023”

ASA1431 (Tripadvisor), May 2023

We were a group of 9 and had such an amazing meal here. From the initial contact to book the table through to the meal itself the whole process was really efficient. We were really well looked after and the food was fantastic both in presentation and flavour. Staff were brilliant, welcoming and friendly, could… Read more “ASA1431 (Tripadvisor), May 2023”

Thomas, May 2023

Thank you to the team at the Bustard Inn for a wonderful experience. We visited at lunchtime for a special occasion and were treated with fabulous dining and hospitality from an outstanding team. We will be… Read more “Thomas, May 2023”

Tracey, May 2023

We had lunch here on Sunday. The whole experience was excellent. Food was delicious but my husband would have preferred more vegetables. Staff were very friendly but professional. Highly recommend. We will visit again on our next trip to… Read more “Tracey, May 2023”

AntDeniz (Tripadvisor), April 2023

The Gem of Lincolnshire This outstanding establishment does not need my words, but with a warm quintessential English country pub with a twist. The staff are attentive and never missing a smile. The food is some of the best in the area and is my go-to whenever friends come to visit! The white chocolate I… Read more “AntDeniz (Tripadvisor), April 2023”

Jonathan, April 2023

I adore this place. The welcome you get is amazing and is only surpassed by the quality of the… Read more “Jonathan, April 2023”

Louisa, April 2023

Great pub / restaurant. Staff are lovely and the food was delicious! This was our second visit for food, and I would highly recommend this restaurant. We will be… Read more “Louisa, April 2023”

Robert (Tripadvisor), March 2023

Exceeding Expectations We have been going to The Bustard for years. We are occasional visitors. The food in the past has been hit and miss, but always to a standard that kept us going. It has always had good service, nice cosy dining rooms, clean and well cared for. The outdoor tables with a drink,… Read more “Robert (Tripadvisor), March 2023”

Stacey, March 2023

Amazing food, great service. I recommended The Bustard Inn to my work team after only having been once myself and everyone was impressed. Thank you! We will be back to try the rest of the… Read more “Stacey, March 2023”

Maureen, March 2023

Always a joy to come to the Bustard for a meal. Everything… Read more “Maureen, March 2023”

K Grozier (Tripadvisor), February 2023

Very highly recommended Absolutely stunning restaurant & bar, food is spectacular – great presentation and taste, very high standards quality food and drinks, lovely atmosphere with professional and attentive staff – very welcoming every… Read more “K Grozier (Tripadvisor), February 2023”

Rowan, February 2023

Camilla, February 2023

Another amazing night at the bustard. Cannot fault the service from the moment you walk in the door. Food amazing and we cannot fault anything. Thank you the bustard… Read more “Camilla, February 2023”

Jack (Tripadvisor), January 2023

A superb place to wine & dine The Bustard Inn is a gem of a pub/restaurant. The restaurant itself is wonderful place to sit and relax where the owner and staff are extremely attentive. The food is epic, backed up with a comprehensive wine list allowing you to match precisely to your choice of food… Read more “Jack (Tripadvisor), January 2023”

Michael, January 2023

Have visited several times in the past, booked at the last minute for an impromptu date night. As always the welcome was warm and friendly, the log fire certainly helped take the chill from the night air. The food was superb (highly recommend the bread and butter pudding as a dessert); a very relaxing evening… Read more “Michael, January 2023”

Mandy, January 2023

Travelling from Melton Mowbray, this was our second visit for Sunday lunch and this time we introduced two more of our friends. We all enjoyed beautifully cooked and well presented meals. We will sure to be back again, and our friends have reviewed positively on Tripadvisor too. Such a gem of a place tucked away… Read more “Mandy, January 2023”

Helen L (Tripadvisor), December 2022

Amazing friendly place and great food Been driving past this place for some time and finally got round to going for my husband’s birthday. 6 of us in the party. Staff were very friendly and welcoming when we arrived. They took note of an allergy. They took our order and confirmed the allergy was recognised… Read more “Helen L (Tripadvisor), December 2022”

Louise, December 2022

We had our work’s Christmas party here. The food was delicious, well presented and ample portions. The two young girls serving us were lovely, cheerful and efficient. Great night had by… Read more “Louise, December 2022”

Chris Astill, December 2022

The venue,the staff,the food,the hospitaly,what can you say everything is perfect.I wanted a voucher as a present and was called back within 24hrs by Lesley,no problem all done .Everything is first class many more visits in the future im… Read more “Chris Astill, December 2022”

Stephen, December 2022

A really excellent ‘gastro-pub’. Service friendly, with an extra special mention to the younger staff who were polite, efficient and helpful. Food excellent – and the dirty fries ‘side’ was truly ‘rite dirtee’ – said as a pirate (can’t think why that’s relevant so far inland, but it covers the point being made)! A real… Read more “Stephen, December 2022”

Claire Daly, November 2022

Wonderful good feel restaurant with friendly attentive staff and great food, will most definitely be going… Read more “Claire Daly, November 2022”

Chloe, November 2022

Great food and lovely people! I’m French and I’ve found it difficult to find something else than pub food around here. The Bustard is hands down the best restaurant around. Fresh food, well cooked, and with original yet wholesome ingredients. Definitely… Read more “Chloe, November 2022”

Terri, November 2022

Lovely welcoming bar and wonderful dining space. Food was well cooked and presented. Some interesting flavour mixes on offer. Lunch especially good value. Friendly and efficient staff. Great job all. We’ll be… Read more “Terri, November 2022”

Roger (Tripadvisor), October 2022

Absolutely fantastic ! I can honestly say, with hand on heart, that this pub / restaurant was simply “outstanding”. From the welcome greeting, to the atmosphere in the pub, to their excellent staff, to the menu choice & to the delicious food – absolutely nothing to fault ! I am 61 years old, having travelled… Read more “Roger (Tripadvisor), October 2022”

Fluffyberg (Tripadvisor), October 2022

Lovely lunch We called in for a beer after our walk. Stayed for lunch. Was initially disappointed that they had stopped the fish finger sandwich which was amazing . However our lunch was still really good. Reasonable price for light lunch. So tasty. Nice warm welcome and good service… Read more “Fluffyberg (Tripadvisor), October 2022”

Mark, September 2022

Our first visit for Sunday lunch. What can I say! Very good lunch, impeccable service, not surprising they have won awards. We will be definitely returning. Can thoroughly… Read more “Mark, September 2022”

Jean, October 2022

Excellent Sunday lunch experience. We always look forward to visiting when visiting family, everyone really looks forward to coming to you. Thank you for making our day so enjoyable for… Read more “Jean, October 2022”

Martin, October 2022

New venue for me and what a great choice. When there is a herb garden outside you know they take their food seriously and our party of 15 were not disappointed. The building itself is living history and staff especially Lesley could not have been more attentive, kind and professional. Well worth a visit and… Read more “Martin, October 2022”

Linda W (Tripadvisor), September 2022

Recommend this brilliant place We were on holiday recently and asked a lady in a local garden centre car park for a recommendation for an evening meal 10-20 minute drive from Belton. Thank you so much! We were warmly welcomed and my garlic free requirement was handled well as we had not booked in advance.… Read more “Linda W (Tripadvisor), September 2022”

N61b4t2h (Tripadvisor), September 2022

Sunday Lunch Booked only 24hrs previous, needed specific requirements, ie.table near toilet area! Fully booked but squeezed us in and absolutely so glad we went, fantastic customer service, very welcoming,… Read more “N61b4t2h (Tripadvisor), September 2022”

Sam, September 2022

Amazing food, amazing staff, outstanding venue and couldn’t have been more impressed! Highly… Read more “Sam, September 2022”

Kevin, September 2022

Myself and my wife had a lunch out on Saturday at the Bustard. The food and service was absolutely amazing. We will definitely be… Read more “Kevin, September 2022”

Bryan, September 2022

We had a lovely time. Very friendly and efficient service and made to feel very special celebrating a 50th wedding Anniversary. We’ll definitely be… Read more “Bryan, September 2022”

scp1981 (Tripadvior), August 2022

Outstanding food and top notch service We’ve dined here a couple of times in as many months and the food and service were excellent on both occasions. They have a great menu with plenty of gluten free options and the food was outstanding across all four starters, mains and desserts. They were busy on a… Read more “scp1981 (Tripadvior), August 2022”

Sarah K (Tripadvisor), August 2022

Fantastic meal with excellent service We would definitely recommend this pub. The Sunday lunch menu had a well balanced range of choices and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food. The tuna starter was cooked to perfection, as was the beef. The staff were friendly and professional, and the kitchen accommodated a couple of requests that… Read more “Sarah K (Tripadvisor), August 2022”

Miriam A (Tripadvisor), August 2022

Finally a place where is worth to go Every single member of staff is very polite and attentive I definitely feel at ease communicating with them. The food is really something you can tell the respect and love for the product the chefs put on your plate. I LOVE the garden the only word that… Read more “Miriam A (Tripadvisor), August 2022”

Alex, August 2022

We booked online a mere half an hour before our visit after being unable to get into the place we’d planned on eating that night. In the end this turned out to be serendipitous. We weren’t sure what to expect and we worried we were in for a more refined experience than we had planned… Read more “Alex, August 2022”

Pam, August 2022

Had lunch at the Bustard Inn yesterday. Amazing food and service as always and certainly very good value for money. We will be back soon. Highly recommend.… Read more “Pam, August 2022”

Toni, August 2022

Wow! What a fabulous experience – we’d been looking forward to eating here for so long and we were not disappointed. The restaurant setting is very relaxed and beautifully decorated. Staff are attentive and unfailingly polite. The star of the show was obviously the food – perfectly cooked, beautifully presented and wonderfully delicious! This won’t… Read more “Toni, August 2022”

jubar69 (Tripadvisor), July 2022

Lunch after a walk Stopped here after a walk and was not disappointed. It was a hot day so I decided to have tuna starter with an Asian salad as a lunch meal and my other half had an open mushroom sandwich with a side of Parmesan and truffle chips. Oh my it was lovely.… Read more “jubar69 (Tripadvisor), July 2022”

Richard, July 2022

We’ve just returned from a stay at a five star hotel and honestly the food at the bustard was so much better. Mains were excellent, and the crème brûlée the best we’ve ever tasted. It’s a shame we live in Dorset otherwise we wouldn’t eat anywhere… Read more “Richard, July 2022”

Maxine, July 2022

We arrived late for our booking; indeed after last orders for food. However, after checking with the chef, we were warmly welcomed to a lovely table. The service was impeccable, waitresses were charming and the food of extremely high quality. Its rare to find a pub with great service, high quality food, ambiance and beautiful… Read more “Maxine, July 2022”

ylb123 (Tripadvisor), June 2022

A Wonderful Meal for Partner’s Birthday We visited the Bustard Inn for my partner’s birthday, and all I can say is… wow! We thoroughly enjoyed every part of our meal, from the friendly staff and efficient service to the delicious food. The staff were very understanding when we were a little late to our table,… Read more “ylb123 (Tripadvisor), June 2022”

Claire, June 2022

We had an absolutely fabulous meal on Father’s Day. We all had Sunday lunch and each meal was delicious. There was a wide range of vegetables which were all done to perfection. I liked how the menu wasn’t too overcrowded – I prefer a few well done dishes than lots that aren’t any good. There… Read more “Claire, June 2022”

Pamela, June 2022

The food was amazing, the service was both friendly and efficient and it really was great value for the amount we paid. I really can’t fault our lunch!! We will certainly be back very… Read more “Pamela, June 2022”

Ginkatron (Tripadvisor), May 2022

Great Again After coming here after an awful experience at another local venue, once again the Bustard Inn never let me down. The food was great and the staff was lovely. I met the owner and she was just great. I highly recommend The Bustard and will always be a great restaurant for high quality… Read more “Ginkatron (Tripadvisor), May 2022”

Sarah, May 2022

Booked to bring visitors for the first time. Food was amazing, atmosphere and service couldn’t be bettered! Lovely evening all round. Highly… Read more “Sarah, May 2022”

Claire, May 2022

Had a lovely evening, sat in the snug just our table which was great as my mum struggles to hear especially with background noise. Food & service was great. Couldn’t fault it. We will be back again and again. Thanks to all the… Read more “Claire, May 2022”

ExiledGull (TripAdvisor), April 2022

The best restaurant in the area by far. Fantastic meal and surroundings, one of the best meals I have had at any restaurant. A hidden gem, Very highly recommended. Good value too for a quality meal. Best restaurant in the area by… Read more “ExiledGull (TripAdvisor), April 2022”

Tom, April 2022

The staff were splendid and couldn’t do enough for us, even if one of our party was a little fussy 😂 The food was presented exquisitely and tasted to perfection. I would definitely return and recommend to friends, family and… Read more “Tom, April 2022”

Simon, April 2022

Bank Holiday Brunch. Very good food, well prepared, nice size portion at a sensible price. Eggs Benedict on sourdough toast with smoked salmon and asparagus. Great hollandaise. Nice and light but full of flavour @ £9.00 great… Read more “Simon, April 2022”

Eve (Tripadvisor), March 2022

Excellent dishes We recently dined at the Bustard and enjoyed an excellent a la carte meal superbly cooked and presented. My main meal was the sea bream, which was so delicious and my husband enjoyed the succulent venison. All rounded off with one of their tasty desserts. The staff were very attentive and we were… Read more “Eve (Tripadvisor), March 2022”

Nick F, March 2022

We were looked after fantastically well from the moment we arrived, with our waitress directing us to a private room for the 6 of us so that my mother, who was in a wheelchair, could have easier access and a quieter table. Service was attentive throughout and the food very good. I would strongly recommend… Read more “Nick F, March 2022”

Marion, March 2022

My Son and I always enjoy our Sunday Lunch here. The Chef is amazing and produces such deliciously tasting food and I can’t believe he can achieve so many flavours on the same plate, just wonderful ! Well done to Lesley and all the… Read more “Marion, March 2022”

Maria, March 2022

Lesley and the wait staff were welcoming and friendly, and the food was delicious – a perfect way to celebrate mum’s 70th birthday. We will certainly book again. Thank… Read more “Maria, March 2022”

Tarney M (Tripadvisor), March 2022

Way Too Tastey !!! Our fourth visit to try out the new menu and we cant believe they have yet again outdone themselves. The starters were a delight of flavours…the Jacobs ladder an absolute treat on the taste buds. Our mains of the chicken and venison was just outstanding with the amount of attention to… Read more “Tarney M (Tripadvisor), March 2022”

Mark H (Tripadvisor), March 2022

Absolutely amazing food and staff Had an anniversary meal here and omg the food was amazing my steak was cooked to my exact requirement (blue) obviously and the chips were amazing they were massive and a big chip is a nice chip. The truffle butter and the peppercorn sauce were on another level so much… Read more “Mark H (Tripadvisor), March 2022”

Richard, February 2022

This was our first visit to The Bustard and my partner and I were very impressed with the whole experience. All the staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was cooked as we wanted (neither of us like pink meat!). We will definitely be… Read more “Richard, February 2022”

Desmond, February 2022

Excellent service, first class. Extremely impressed, catered fior our every need. If you haven’t dined there before, please do – you won’t be… Read more “Desmond, February 2022”

RCB90 (Tripadvisor), February 2022

Fabulous Visited as an early birthday treat. Food was absolutely brilliant and the front of house team looked after us very well – will definitely be back again… Read more “RCB90 (Tripadvisor), February 2022”

Cara, January 2022

We visited for Sunday lunch with our one year old, it’s always daunting visiting a nice restaurant with a baby in tow but we could not have been made to feel more welcome. The owner and staff kept him well entertained throughout. All three courses were beautiful, great portions too, I was full for the… Read more “Cara, January 2022”

Jacky, January 2022

First time there and we definitely will be coming back. Everyone was so nice and friendly. Beautifully decorated… Read more “Jacky, January 2022”

John C, January 2022

Had a super evening with friends. As the restaurant was quite busy for a Thursday, we were put in the “snug” which was perfect. Great surroundings with excellent service. Very tasty food and drink. Will comer again. Keep up the great… Read more “John C, January 2022”

Gina E (Tripadvisor), December 2021

A must !!!!! 10 out of 10. The owner is lovely and so welcoming. 12 of us arrived however no food was on but the lady knew the children were hungry so the chef put on some chips. Our next stay to Lincoln we will be booking for food here as it was an amazing… Read more “Gina E (Tripadvisor), December 2021”

Jason W (Tripadvisor), December 2021

Warm, welcoming and wonderful! The Bustard is a fantastic pub in the heart of South Rauceby, a few miles outside of Sleaford. The building is fantastic and the ambience inside warm an d welcoming. As are the fantastic staff. I recently dined with my Wife for a week day lunch and the food was top… Read more “Jason W (Tripadvisor), December 2021”

RJWKGH (Tripadvisor), November 2021

Wonderful food! We recently returned here for our annual wedding anniversary meal having got married there 3 years previously. Lesley is the most wonderful, friendly host, as are all the staff but the food is the real star of the show here. The new menu is just fantastic and of an incredibly high standard. There… Read more “RJWKGH (Tripadvisor), November 2021”

Giles B (Tripadvisor), November 2021

Fantastic food and great service. Yet again the food was fantastic and the service great too. A real treat to find such a great… Read more “Giles B (Tripadvisor), November 2021”

Cydney D (Tripadvisor), October 2021

The best food in Lincolnshire. I went to the Bustard Inn for the first time recently and all i can say is WOW. The food was amazing, along with the service. The wood pigeon was delicious and my steak was cooked to perfection. Not forgetting the white chocolate dessert. Great atmosphere and what a stunning… Read more “Cydney D (Tripadvisor), October 2021”

DerekJB (Tripadvisor), October 2021

Wow an amazing evening , and fantastic food. Visited the Bustard for my Birthday and all I can say is omg what fantastic staff and the food is phenomenal and prepared with care and attention to detail that I have only had in a Michelin star restaurant. Josh is an amazing chef and I look… Read more “DerekJB (Tripadvisor), October 2021”

Rob D (TripAdvisor), October 2021

Super experience all round! Very good dining, exceptional service. Above all a really nice blend of smart dining but in a really relaxed setting. They’ve achieved a really good balance between making a visit feel special but without making it too formal, i.e: you’re very much able to relax but it’s still a restaurant worth… Read more “Rob D (TripAdvisor), October 2021”

Carolesg (Tripadvisor), October 2021

Great Seasonal Food, Lovely Setting The building is lovely, the interior beautiful. The menu is quite pared down but that’s usually a good sign and we weren’t disappointed. They use seasonal ingredients, from quality suppliers with recipes designed by skilful chefs. The staff were very welcoming and the food was faultless. I’d thoroughly recommend a… Read more “Carolesg (Tripadvisor), October 2021”

ChrisBoston (Tripadvisor), October 2021

First visit to this place, it will not be the last! Wow. Wow. Wow. What a place to eat. Great menu, and exceptional tastes to the food and great service. We liked the menu, the choices available and the help to d code was appreciated. All of the food and content was fully explained as… Read more “ChrisBoston (Tripadvisor), October 2021”

TFC1966 (Tripadvisor), October 2021

Wonderful new menu! We tried the wonderful new menu at The Bustard Inn. Our verdict – delicious food beautifully presented in a delightful setting and served by attentive staff. Top of the… Read more “TFC1966 (Tripadvisor), October 2021”

Sara, October 2021

All the staff were lovely and very kind- especially our server (Lesley, I believe). The food was absolutely wonderful and the atmosphere of the building beautiful. We will be back very… Read more “Sara, October 2021”

Carol, October 2021

We had afternoon tea here for Dad’s wake. The food was absolutely superb and the service impeccable. Lesley & her team were warm, welcoming and extremely helpful – creating the best possible atmosphere for an occasion such as this. If you’re looking for a venue to celebrate a special occasion I would highly recommend choosing… Read more “Carol, October 2021”

Sandpersand (Tripadvisor), September 2021

A definite must if you’re in Lincolnshire. We found this restaurant by chance whilst travelling through Lincolnshire on holiday. The gardens were lovely as we walked through from the car park and the restaurant was spacious, airy and beautifully presented. From the moment we walked through the door the staff made us feel incredibly welcome… Read more “Sandpersand (Tripadvisor), September 2021”

PNeils (Tripadvisor), September 2021

What a fabulous place… From making the telephone call and booking the table, to leaving the Bustard after a totally fabulous meal this has to be one of our BEST experiences by far. Lesley and her team made us feel welcome, and the pub itself is full of character and charm and immaculately kept, in… Read more “PNeils (Tripadvisor), September 2021”

Roy, September 2021

Another excellent lunch with lovely, smiling… Read more “Roy, September 2021”

Alex, September 2021

First time we’ve visited The Bustard Inn and it was everything we expected it would be. Relaxing atmosphere and delicious food. Staff really helpful and knowledgable. We will be back… Read more “Alex, September 2021”

Lorna and David Boyne (Tripadvisor), July 2021

Every course a delight We went to the Bustard Inn last night for our anniversary. The atmosphere, the greeting from the staff and the seating was second to none. The food was absolutely amazing. Difficult choices to be made when ordering. I had to take a picture of each course presented to share with family… Read more “Lorna and David Boyne (Tripadvisor), July 2021”

Kara Bates (Google), July 2021

Rang on the off chance hoping for a table en route from Norfolk to see a friend in Derbyshire and a lovely helpful lady sorted us out. Great to come back again after having met friends here before and be served by friendly, professional waiters, beautiful surroundings, inspired menu. The food was heavenly, looked as… Read more “Kara Bates (Google), July 2021”

Ralph Bacon (Google), June 2021

Friendly, helpful staff from booking a table to paying the final bill. Server was a real comedian, offering me “slightly smaller lunchtime portions” – as if! But good to know. I think she was suggesting I could lose some weight. Yes, the food was excellent, albeit at a slightly higher overall cost than expected, it… Read more “Ralph Bacon (Google), June 2021”

seanmccarthy1 (Tripadvisor), June 2021

We’ve been waiting patiently for covid to allow us to return to our favourite restaurant, we were not disappointed. Always friendly and efficient service, food is of amazing quality and presentation. Made to feel comfortable with covid safety measures, lots of cleaning of high touch areas going on which was good to see. Without doubt,… Read more “seanmccarthy1 (Tripadvisor), June 2021”

Steve, June 2021

Excellent food and service. We were made to feel very safe, the staff were polite and… Read more “Steve, June 2021”

Debbie, June 2021

The food was absolutely outstandingly good I can honestly say the food was just as good as any of the top restaurants that I’ve eaten in across the globe. If you want wonderful food you need to book you will not be disappointed. Lady who owns it was wonderful we will be… Read more “Debbie, June 2021”

Jane, June 2021

We had a really lovely evening with excellent food, and a relaxed atmosphere. The staff worked hard to put everyone at their ease despite the current restrictions. Chef catered well for my husbands food intolerance, and we will definitely return very… Read more “Jane, June 2021”

Karen, May 2021

Thank you for an absolutely delicious lunch in your beautiful garden. As always you were all friendly but professional and took good care of us. You made us feel comfortable and relaxed and we look forward to our next… Read more “Karen, May 2021”

Joanne, May 2021

A fantastic dining experience with beautifully prepared and presented food. Number one choice for us in… Read more “Joanne, May 2021”

Ed, May 2021

We had a delicious roast pork Sunday lunch. The sun was out the garden was a beautiful space for eating al fresco and the service was very friendly and efficient. Highly recommend this lovely village… Read more “Ed, May 2021”

TrickyDicky81 (Tripadvisor), May 2021

Vegan options that are far more than an afterthought Two vegan options on the menu – both of which were outstanding; the miso cauliflower steak was off the charts delicious! Clearly a very talented chef working here. Service was friendly and attentive, setting really nice too. This is the second time we have eaten here… Read more “TrickyDicky81 (Tripadvisor), May 2021”

Anne K (Tripadvisor), May 2021

We’d been waiting a few months to book lunch here! Today we had a delicious 3-course lunch with good beer. The menu is varied and interesting and the food doesn’t disappoint – well presented and lovely flavours. The owner and staff are professional, efficient and… Read more “Anne K (Tripadvisor), May 2021”

jubar69 (Tripadvisor), May 2021

We visited on the first day of opening following a lengthy lockdown due to COVID and was very impressed. I would expect a few mistakes after being ‘out of practice’ for such a long time (7 months) but there was none. Every one of the staff were very efficient and things went very smoothly. The… Read more “jubar69 (Tripadvisor), May 2021”

Richard, November 2020

Our party of four adults really enjoyed our Sunday lunch. The service was excellent, the food delicious, and the adherence to Covid rules very strict, so we felt safe. Keep up the good… Read more “Richard, November 2020”

Christopher, November 2020

An amazing Sunday dinner again – the Bustard Inn is definitely the best place we have a found to eat on a Sunday. Will be coming back as soon as the lockdown has… Read more “Christopher, November 2020”

Sarah M (TripAdvisor), October 2020

Delicious Sunday Lunch, very covid safe! We ate here for Sunday lunch last week. The food was absolutely delicious, With two vegetarians in the family and a limited menu for lunch, we felt we had a good choice and both enjoyed the miso aubergine dish and the ravioli, and we have never eaten such a… Read more “Sarah M (TripAdvisor), October 2020”

TFC1966 (TripAdvisor), October 2020

‘One Pot Wonder’ dinner Wonderful dinner at The Bustard Inn this evening. The Thursday ‘One Pot Wonder’ theme is rightly proving to be extremely popular. Very competitively priced, superb quality food and wine, with friendly and attentive staff – all delivered in a safe environment. Well done to Lesley and her… Read more “TFC1966 (TripAdvisor), October 2020”

Shaunkarenw (TripAdvisor), October 2020

Official meal as Mr & Mrs Wheeler Lesley and her staff have again surpassed themselves, we attended to celebrate our first meal as a married couple and there is no better place than to celebrate at our favourite restaurant the staff are always friendly and professional and the food is always amazing, thank you Leslie… Read more “Shaunkarenw (TripAdvisor), October 2020”

KJC40 (TripAdvisor), October 2020

Another Outstanding Meal!! Another outstanding meal at The Bustard Inn. Lesley and all the staff are always friendly and welcoming and we cannot recommend this place enough. Food is amazing and even although we eat there fairly regularly, there is always something new to try. This restaurant is definitely deserving of a Michelin Star! Can’t… Read more “KJC40 (TripAdvisor), October 2020”

karen_el_howard (TripAdvisor), October 2020

Delicious, Safe and Friendly Our first trip out to eat inside for many months. The Bustard Inn has never disappointed and the food was absolutely delicious. The service was very friendly and the whole ambience was just beautifully done. All Covid precautions were thoughtfully managed and we felt very safe and well looked… Read more “karen_el_howard (TripAdvisor), October 2020”

Denise, October 2020

Had a really lovely evening, thank you! The food was outstanding, the best I’ve had for a long time. Felt very safe Covid wise. Everything had been done that could be, but the service and atmosphere were just as good as always. So glad you’re able to keep going in these difficult… Read more “Denise, October 2020”

Gerry Walsh, October 2020

Despite Covid restrictions the Bustard provided us with excellent service and contributed to an excellent evening at our local… Read more “Gerry Walsh, October 2020”

Nicholas, October 2020

Great food, great service! Very sensible COVID measures in place. If you’re at all nervous about going to a pub, don’t… Read more “Nicholas, October 2020”

Kevin Brown, September 2020

A really warm reception, excellently attended to and talked through the new COVID restrictions and what and why things are different. Evident a lot of thought, planning, time and effort has gone into that alone. The service was super and the food was the first day of a new menu. The food was exceptional, very… Read more “Kevin Brown, September 2020”

Honest_Joe2014 (TripAdvisor), September 2020

Very, very nicely done Visited for Sunday Lunch with a friend yesterday and we were extremely impressed on every level, as despite all the Covid regulations, we had a wonderful, relaxed and enjoyable meal. The food was excellent, beginning to end it was all extremely good, my pressed Pork Cheek starter was delicious and the… Read more “Honest_Joe2014 (TripAdvisor), September 2020”

Natty0103 (TripAdvisor), September 2020

Lovely pub, lovely staff, fabulous food We have been to The Bustard for many post Dog walk drinks in the past and often commented on how delicious the Sunday lunches look. After seeing a full beer garden last weekend we decided to book in and have a post Dog walk lunch Instead of just a… Read more “Natty0103 (TripAdvisor), September 2020”

Sarah Smith, September 2020

We enjoyed another delicious meal at the Bustard. The food as always was excellent with a wonderful blend of flavours and beautiful presentation. There was a warm welcome from the staff, with excellent service throughout the evening. A lot of thought has gone into enabling social distancing but this did not detract from the conviviality… Read more “Sarah Smith, September 2020”

Nigel, September 2020

Went for my partner’s birthday meal and I have to say the meal and atmosphere was fantastic. The service was brilliant and they really made the evening special for her. Would highly recommend it. Thank you… Read more “Nigel, September 2020”

Paul Weeks, September 2020

Excellent food and service provided by the friendly staff at this delightful… Read more “Paul Weeks, September 2020”

Susan Hart, September 2020

We had the Sunday roast and it was beautiful. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend The… Read more “Susan Hart, September 2020”

Craig, August 2020

Absolutely lovely afternoon at the Bustard in a stunning setting that is the restaurant garden. We were greeted with such positivity and a clear explanation of the arrangements put us at ease and looking forward to a pleasant experience. The staff were all very polite, dedicated and committed to making everything as good as it… Read more “Craig, August 2020”

Sue, August 2020

Welcome back and thanks to all for a very pleasant meal. Congratulations on setting up such a user-friendly booking system to meet current needs. We felt very safe and looked after; given the circumstances we find ourselves in and we will see you again… Read more “Sue, August 2020”

Sandra Hilton, August 2020

The booking process was very easy and Lesley rang to confirm the afternoon before our visit that we were happy with the arrangements. The Bustard Inn is beautifully styled and has a great atmosphere. The management and staff were very professional and incredibly friendly, we felt very welcome indeed. The food was just perfect, each… Read more “Sandra Hilton, August 2020”

Amy, August 2020

Staff are very friendly, coping very well with covid-19 social distancing regulations and still serving excellent… Read more “Amy, August 2020”

Lisa Gurney, August 2020

We had an amazing time, as we always do and were so pleased to be able to come back – we’ve missed you all… Read more “Lisa Gurney, August 2020”

Irene Hughes, August 2020

It was my first time at the Bustard! I was very impressed with… Read more “Irene Hughes, August 2020”

Margaret, August 2020

A beautiful Inn Wonderful atmosphere Excellent food Beautiful relaxed interior and garden Great team who attend to your every need. 5… Read more “Margaret, August 2020”

Joanne Davison, August 2020

We had lunch in the garden on the second day open following the closure due to cvd. The food, service and atmosphere was great as… Read more “Joanne Davison, August 2020”

Martin, August 2020

Great to be back, lovely table in the garden with excellent food and good friendly… Read more “Martin, August 2020”

Ian, August 2020

So friendly and attentive. Lovely food and location. Great option for a lunch with family or… Read more “Ian, August 2020”

Lauraine, July 2020

Really well organised, felt safe and well looked after. We ate in the garden and it was lovely. Food was delicious as ever and the service was great. Thank… Read more “Lauraine, July 2020”

Steven, March 2020

My wife and I had a lovely meal this weekend in The Bustard Inn. The staff are friendly and attentive. The food and drink are of a high quality and very reasonably priced. Both the restaurant area and the bar area are great for having a meal. The log fire was on this weekend which… Read more “Steven, March 2020”

Dick Strawbridge, March 2020

Lovely place, Amber was absolutely amazing, really attentive and made us all chuckle, a little… Read more “Dick Strawbridge, March 2020”

Andy Dykes, March 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed Sunday lunch at the Bustard Inn yesterday! Whitebait starter was lovely, particularly the spicy tartar sauce, we then both went for the beef and Yorkshire etc. One pink, the other well done, both available and both delicious! The vegetables were excellent! (only comment would be please could you offer serrated knives for the… Read more “Andy Dykes, March 2020”

Claire, March 2020

Lovely meal, fillet steak was cooked perfectly. Staff friendly and service… Read more “Claire, March 2020”

P6619JZemmal (TripAdvisor), March 2020

Great food and service Fantastic service from Amber complimented by wonderful local food prepared to an exceptionally high… Read more “P6619JZemmal (TripAdvisor), March 2020”

Derek Johnson-Brown, March 2020

Both our meals were delicious and the staff were friendly and very… Read more “Derek Johnson-Brown, March 2020”

John Crabtree, February 2020

Excellent service, and excellent food. Will be… Read more “John Crabtree, February 2020”

Jenny Wain, February 2020

Super first class staff, the food and wine was spot on too, I had the beef cheek. Whenever I visit my mum I always want to take her to the best restaurant in the region. And you guys are… Read more “Jenny Wain, February 2020”

Abi, February 2020

Amazing food, lovely staff, great meal. Thank… Read more “Abi, February 2020”

Steven, February 2020

Very friendly atmosphere, fantastic food and overall a lovely… Read more “Steven, February 2020”

Elton, February 2020

Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020. Perfect Sunday lunch in lovely surroundings with attentive… Read more “Elton, February 2020”

Owen Tate-Wyeth, February 2020

Once again we had a fabulous meal and great service. We’ll be… Read more “Owen Tate-Wyeth, February 2020”

Lisa, February 2020

Lovely Lincolnshire pub! I’ve been here eight times now and have always had great service and lovely… Read more “Lisa, February 2020”

Christine T (TripAdvisor), February 2020

Delicious food, friendly and welcoming host and staff We had dinner here in a lovely dining room on 4th February, a quiet Tuesday evening. We chose three courses from the menu but could have had a special of one course and a drink for £10. The food was hot, delicious and nicely presented. The host… Read more “Christine T (TripAdvisor), February 2020”

Bill B (TripAdvisor), February 2020

We visited The Bustard for their Valentines Day evening and the food, the entertainment and the service were all excellent, we will definitely be visiting again… Read more “Bill B (TripAdvisor), February 2020”

Claire C (TripAdvisor), February 2020

Valentines Absolutely great evening very friendly The food was first class our waitress Amber was excellent great service the music was very professional and tasteful – can’t say enough, will definitely be… Read more “Claire C (TripAdvisor), February 2020”

jubar69 (TripAdvisor), February 2020

A real touch of class, with some of the most amazing food in the local area. Attention to detail, outstanding customer service, the most beautiful setting and a relaxed atmosphere mean that The Bustard Inn simply oozes quality. It is head and shoulders ahead of the competition, and is our guilty… Read more “jubar69 (TripAdvisor), February 2020”

lizinlincs (TripAdvisor), February 2020

REALLY LOVELY! Having enjoyed a lunch there some time ago, I decided to introduce a friend to The Bustard, as she had not been before, and it was her birthday. Well, it was a lovely evening, the owner was friendly and the waitress was efficient, and the dining room itself is magnificent. The food quality… Read more “lizinlincs (TripAdvisor), February 2020”

Ian T (TripAdvisor), January 2020

Excellent birthday dinner We went on 21st December as a pre birthday treat. It was excellent. Service, drinks and quality of the food was very high indeed. My ribeye steak was excellent Would wholeheartedly recommend The… Read more “Ian T (TripAdvisor), January 2020”

Beverley, January 2020

Lovely village pub with a lovely Sunday lunch… Read more “Beverley, January 2020”

DJWLincolnshire (TripAdvisor), December 2019

Sunday Lunch Returned to The Bustard today after many years away, all I can say is not only was the food excellent (had roast beef, and was asked how I wanted it, pink or well done, that is a rarity nowadays) but the service from the staff was excellent, thank you Lesley. Will definitely recommend… Read more “DJWLincolnshire (TripAdvisor), December 2019”

OWEN T (TripAdvisor), December 2019

Stunning venue What a stunning place to have Sunday lunch. Food was excellent and beautifully served by friendly and helpful staff. Beef par… Read more “OWEN T (TripAdvisor), December 2019”

B7600TEsamg (TripAdvisor), December 2019

Christmas dinner at The Bustard Inn. On Christmas Day the family and I, decided to go out for our first ever Christmas dinner and I can honestly say it did not disappoint. The food was amazing, each portion size was perfect so by the end of the meal you were full. I would like to… Read more “B7600TEsamg (TripAdvisor), December 2019”

alexanderjross7 (TripAdvisor), December 2019

High Quality Food and Drink here ! I always love eating at The Bustard Inn when in the area. We travel about 40mins to eat and drink here as the quality of the food, the ambience and the service are always very high. The food is locally sourced and of a high standard. Certainly in… Read more “alexanderjross7 (TripAdvisor), December 2019”

Owen Tate-Wyeth, December 2019

Excellent food and service. Would recommend this eatery to anyone. Made welcome, nothing too much trouble. Love the… Read more “Owen Tate-Wyeth, December 2019”

Alexander Ross, December 2019

I always love eating at The Bustard Inn when in the area. We travel about 40mins to eat and drink here as the quality of the food, the ambience and the service are always very high. The food is locally sourced and high quality. Certainly in this area this place stands out from the… Read more “Alexander Ross, December 2019”

Rachel Hide, December 2019

Once again another superb meal and attentive service. Thank you to all the team. Would thoroughly… Read more “Rachel Hide, December 2019”

Kate, December 2019

Excellent jazz band, fabulous atmosphere, very… Read more “Kate, December 2019”

Rosina MacFarlane, December 2019

From start to finish it was welcoming. Can’t praise the food and service highly enough. Absolutely excellent. Thank… Read more “Rosina MacFarlane, December 2019”

Lee Cozens, December 2019

Impeccable service and the food was outstanding, a must visit if you’re in the area. We had the Camembert starter and pork for mains. The pork was out of this world and super delicious. For the dessert I highly recommend you try the ‘Queen of puddings’ you will not regret it. Overall 10/10… Read more “Lee Cozens, December 2019”

Jacbean1964 (TripAdvisor), December 2019

Excellent Christmas Dinner Last Year we had a fabulous works Christmas party meal Which was enjoyed by all my colleagues. So I decided to return with and my husband yesterday for Christmas Day Lunch. We booked the second seating and on arrival we were greeted by a lovely lady at the bar who welcomed us… Read more “Jacbean1964 (TripAdvisor), December 2019”

Rosina, December 2019

From start to finish it was welcoming. Can’t praise the food and service highly enough. Absolutely excellent. Thank… Read more “Rosina, December 2019”

wribax (TripAdvisor), December 2019

Absolutely superb! We were celebrating my hubbies 40th so they made it special, arranging tables etc and it was so easy with the children, ages 6 – 69. The food was superb nobody could fault any of the meals, from fillet steak all perfectly cooked, to chicken, fish and pork options all fantastic! Would highly… Read more “wribax (TripAdvisor), December 2019”

Paul, December 2019

Great food, in a excellent venue, with great personal… Read more “Paul, December 2019”

Niki, November 2019

Excellent from start to finish – food was… Read more “Niki, November 2019”

William, November 2019

Very satisfied, food was fabulous well cooked and lovely presented. Server from the staff was exceptional and would 100% go back again in the… Read more “William, November 2019”

Jackie M (TripAdvisor), November 2019

I would highly recommend – we were overnight in Sleaford on our way to the coast and were delighted with the food and helpful staff at The Bustard… Read more “Jackie M (TripAdvisor), November 2019”

PaulaF1429 (TripAdvisor), November 2019

From walking in and being greeted by a really welcoming friendly landlady Lesley to being presented with a beautifully cooked and presented lunch and then having just the right amount of attention during our afternoon of catching up from the whole team made it a perfect afternoon. I feel I have discovered a jewel in… Read more “PaulaF1429 (TripAdvisor), November 2019”

vanRacer (TripAdvisor), November 2019

The bar was very busy and there was a good atmosphere! We had a drink and the staff were very happy to take our order at the bar or table as we wished. Even though we ate in the bar the table was laid with proper cloth napkins….a nice change from the paper ones. We… Read more “vanRacer (TripAdvisor), November 2019”

Paul, November 2019

Can’t fault it. Best restaurant… Read more “Paul, November 2019”

Lauryn, November 2019

The food was amazing. Myself and my partner have both said we will be returning and bringing family with us so they can try the food. We haven’t tasted food like it. All fresh and the place was amazing. Lovely atmosphere. We only live down the road and we haven’t seen or heard of this… Read more “Lauryn, November 2019”

Mike, November 2019

The wife and I go to The Bustard Inn on special occasions our most enjoyed restaurant polite staff, nice service and excellent… Read more “Mike, November 2019”

Geoff, November 2019

Great food, fantastic service, lovely atmosphere. Highly… Read more “Geoff, November 2019”

Michele, November 2019

Had a lovely lunch the day before our daughter’s wedding there, both the lunch and the wedding were superb. A big shout out to Lesley & her team for their… Read more “Michele, November 2019”

Katharine, October 2019

Our group of 7 enjoyed a fabulous Sunday roast, it was absolutely delicious. The service and speed of food arrival were also… Read more “Katharine, October 2019”

Barbara, October 2019

Everyone was very friendly and helpful, the food absolutely delicious, well presented, and hot. The venue was delightful and very clean (including the toilets, an area often forgotten but very important). Thank you to everyone for making the experience a very good one, I am sure we will be back even though we live out… Read more “Barbara, October 2019”

Rachael, October 2019

A really enjoyable dining experience. The food was absolutely delicious, service was great. Will most definitely be back. Thank you to all… Read more “Rachael, October 2019”

Peter Morgan, September 2019

The Bustard Inn is a gem. Great staff and fabulous… Read more “Peter Morgan, September 2019”

Frances, September 2019

Paul G (TripAdvisor), September 2019

Great food, great portions, great welcome We visited here on the off chance whilst driving in the area on holiday. It was a very lucky find. The waitress welcomed us warmly and made sure we had all we needed. The food tastes good and came in generous portions – it was a bit of a… Read more “Paul G (TripAdvisor), September 2019”

Tom, September 2019

I have driven past The Bustard Inn for many years and never quite been able to visit. First impressions were great, and I was amazed to see how big the restaurant was. The staff were very polite and helpful, the food was AMAZING (one of the best steaks I have ever had. Totally worth it).… Read more “Tom, September 2019”

Duncan, September 2019

Excellent and really delicious food. Staff lovely and service excellent. Carry on doing what you are doing. I would highly recommend The Bustard.… Read more “Duncan, September 2019”

Lisa Kirby, September 2019

We’ve eaten here six times over the past four years and always have a great meal. I think this was my favourite so far, rib-eye steak followed by lemon meringue pie. Delicious food and great… Read more “Lisa Kirby, September 2019”

Keri J (TripAdvisor), September 2019

Lovely food and staff. Had a gorgeous meal and the staff are so friendly and helpful just added to the lovely evening. Wish it was more Local to me – I would become a regular… Read more “Keri J (TripAdvisor), September 2019”

Steven Buss, September 2019

Clean, good food, staff very helpful, didn’t take long for the food to come. It all tasted fab. Well presented. I normally take photos of the food but it looked so good I just had to eat it. Toilets were very… Read more “Steven Buss, September 2019”

Sharon Watson, September 2019

Food was amazing and the staff excellent. Highly… Read more “Sharon Watson, September 2019”

James Fenwick-Smith, September 2019

Chris Mousley, September 2019

Excellent food. Friendly staff. Would book… Read more “Chris Mousley, September 2019”

Helen Atkinson, September 2019

Highly recommend. Food tasty and service faultless. High standard for pub food, although perhaps a little pricey but worth it for the quality. There is a light lunch option, which we had – smaller portions at a lower price which means that you can sample more than one dish when you don’t want a big… Read more “Helen Atkinson, September 2019”

Karen, August 2019

Fantastic food. Lovely, clean interior. Friendly & helpful… Read more “Karen, August 2019”

Gayner, August 2019

Lovely atmosphere, friendly and welcoming as always 😊 Amazing food – our favourite place to go locally, always top… Read more “Gayner, August 2019”

Gerry, August 2019

Each experience has been… Read more “Gerry, August 2019”

Carol, August 2019

Lovely evening with my family. Nice place to visit if you want something a bit special. Good choice of ale and… Read more “Carol, August 2019”

Chrismar50 (TripAdvisor), August 2019

Birthday Sunday lunch I have driven past The Bustard Inn hundreds of time but never visited. I was celebrating my birthday with family and had Sunday lunch. WOW. What a surprise. From the outside the building looks dark. It was a total surprise. The dining room is lovely and light. Beautiful in fact. We had… Read more “Chrismar50 (TripAdvisor), August 2019”

Paula, August 2019

Had another fantastic meal. Service extremely friendly and very welcoming. The Chef was very accommodating with different food options as there was one vegetarian in our party. I requested if possible to have a square table of 8 rather than in a long line. Which made the icing on the cake as we were all… Read more “Paula, August 2019”

Paul, August 2019

As always a great meal/experience …this time my wife’s birthday lunch on a Sunday. Friendly, professional service. Excellent meal, great choice even for a Sunday… Read more “Paul, August 2019”

ClanGunn (TripAdvisor), August 2019

Went to the Bustard with a couple of friends for a midweek lunch. I had never eaten there before but my guess is that I shall eat there again. I chose the fish n’ chips and everything on the plate was absolutely delicious, including the minted mushy peas (and I don’t like mint ! –… Read more “ClanGunn (TripAdvisor), August 2019”

Kim Wright, August 2019

Great, no, FANTASTIC meal, lovely… Read more “Kim Wright, August 2019”

Carl Winwood, August 2019

Real ale and some pub grub. Pure… Read more “Carl Winwood, August 2019”

Peter, June 2019

Outstanding food, atmosphere and service. We always enjoy our visits. Nice to see some new items on the menu as well as old favourites. We will be… Read more “Peter, June 2019”

Sara, June 2019

Superb food, excellent service and a lovely setting. We will be back… Read more “Sara, June 2019”

Andy, June 2019

Really lovely place to eat and drink. Well worth a visit. A little more expensive than the norm, however it was well worth the extra… Read more “Andy, June 2019”

Janet, June 2019

We loved our lunch and the staff were so sweet and friendly. Planning on making another… Read more “Janet, June 2019”

Mary, June 2019

The vegetarian dish was… Read more “Mary, June 2019”

Kevin, June 2019

Suzanne, June 2019

Excellent service and fabulous food. Thank you – we will be definitely… Read more “Suzanne, June 2019”

Alan, June 2019

Very welcoming. Excellent service. Our lunch was extremely tasty, very well-presented and more than enough, leaving no room to sample the delicious sounding puddings. Perhaps we will next time, as we will certainly be back. Thank… Read more “Alan, June 2019”

Karl Bostock, June 2019

Great place to grab some lunch. I always find the staff really friendly. Food was excellent and priced accordingly.… Read more “Karl Bostock, June 2019”

Bryan, June 2019

As always the quality of the food was excellent. I enjoyed the pink roast beef and my daughter was “blown away” by the Mushroom Gnocchi. Bar staff, waitresses couldn’t be more helpful. Lovely… Read more “Bryan, June 2019”

Colin, June 2019

Service very good, staff efficient and friendly. Meal excellent, pud to die for. Must be best in… Read more “Colin, June 2019”

Amy, June 2019

Love coming here, weather was lovely so sat outside for a family meal. Service was just as quick and attentive as… Read more “Amy, June 2019”

Les B (TripAdvisor), June 2019

Our group of 25 had lunch last Thursday. The food from the gnocchi to the fish and chips to the sticky toffee pudding were outstanding. The staff were welcoming, friendly, efficient and professional. We visited many places in Lincolnshire that day but for many the highlight was lunch at The Bustard… Read more “Les B (TripAdvisor), June 2019”

jodvine11 (TripAdvisor), July 2019

Me and my partner won a competition on social media for a 3 course meal and from the minute we arrived we received incredible service. Staff and Lesley herself were so polite and the food was amazing. The atmosphere was great and although we didn’t have to pay for our meal the prices were spot… Read more “jodvine11 (TripAdvisor), July 2019”

philp580 (TripAdvisor), July 2019

Booked online at 10am, lovely welcome as usual food excellent, service first class , plenty of menu choice. Would recommend to everyone. Thank… Read more “philp580 (TripAdvisor), July 2019”

Jason Parr, July 2019

First time to the Bustard Inn – and won’t be the last, the service was great, quality of food fantastic (though a little expensive). No GF option but the chef did effortlessly cater for this and changed a dish to accommodate, very much appreciated. Highly… Read more “Jason Parr, July 2019”

Michelle, July 2019

Wonderful meal for our 10th wedding anniversary. Wine was lovely, the food was simply outstanding every dish we ordered was faultless, the service was fabulous. Can’t find any faults at all. Highly recommend. Thank you all for such a wonderful… Read more “Michelle, July 2019”

Helen, July 2019

Wonderful evening, service was fabulous even with a number of guests in dining, meals were luscious as always. See you in… Read more “Helen, July 2019”

Ruth Hodge, July 2019

We had a super anniversary meal on Tuesday the 23rd. The atmosphere is lovely and the food excellent quality and a great price. My husband commented it was the best steak he has had in a very long time. We will be back… Read more “Ruth Hodge, July 2019”

Stanley Wisdom, July 2019

Amazing service, lovely food – would highly… Read more “Stanley Wisdom, July 2019”

Rob King, July 2019

Great food, great staff, thank you – we will be… Read more “Rob King, July 2019”


Lincolnshire Restaurant of the Year

Voted for by our customers, and readers of Lincolnshire Pride, we were thrilled that our team received this auspicious accolade - we continue to strive every day to maintain this gold standard.

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The Bustard Inn has been beautifully restored to highlight the stone walls and original timbers. The decor is light and fresh reflecting the colours in the stone with tapestries and bespoke wall art, tapestry chairs, hand-made solid wood tables and doors, wrought iron work, porcelain tiled floors, subtle lighting and underfloor heating throughout; this creates an elegant but informal and relaxing environment.


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